I Ching Hexagram 56 Changing to Hexagram 8

#56.3,4,5,6 > #8
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"Traveling"   is changing to   "Union"

In the transformation shown above, we can see I Ching hexagram #56 transitioning to hexagram #8 with a total of 4 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transforming from #56 to #8.


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Fire Mountain
Water Earth

The starting hexagram #56 is composed of the upper trigram of Fire on top of the lower trigram of Mountain.

The secondary changed hexagram, #8, deconstructs into a transformed upper trigram of Water on top of a transformed lower trigram of Earth.


The starting hexagram #56:
"Traveling"

The meaning of hexagram #56

This hexagram indicates a journey of discovery. It could be an outer journey to a new place or employment, or may reference a journey of self-discovery. This is a time to be sincere and extremely honest with yourself. What are you really looking for? Where do you think it will be found? Wandering over mountain tops, the wise person sees each step as a gift, and knows that home is always right where one stands. If you feel like staying, stay. If you feel like moving, move. Let your heart be your guide.


The changing lines between hexagram 56 and hexagram 8

Changing line #3

"The Burning Inn"- Extend kindness to strangers on the path. The image of the burning Inn implies you have over-stayed your welcome. Accept this news and move on

Changing line #4

"Visiting a Small Shelter"- This line means to be grateful for even the simplest pleasures in life. Limit your desires to that which you can really use. Travel lightly.

Changing line #5

"Shooting an Arrow Straight On"- This image implies a situation where you will be praised for your talents. You will make friends easily, even if you are in a new land

Changing line #6

"The Burning Nest"- This will be a time when you lose your resting place. Though unfortunate, the wise person continues on, trusting that this loss is all for the best in the end.


The future hexagram #8:
"Union"

The meaning of hexagram #8

This hexagram represents the binding force, or commitments that exist between two people or organizations. Through union we become more powerful and yet we must also remember that to some extent we become less free. Strong commitment and authority is required, but so is a letting go of personal desires for the sake of the greater good. Union is an agreement and a blessing. It is a force for strength, but it must also be nurtured and protected. A union that is not defended will eventually shatter.

For more about hexagram #8, including changing lines for #8 visit the main hexagram #8 page.


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